Colorado is full of RV parks and campsites where you can live off the grid year round if you wish. The Rocky Mountains offer plenty of scenic trails for hiking and biking during the warmer months. Rivers provide the perfect spot for whitewater rafting or fishing. In the autumn, you’ll see beautiful fall foliage, and in the winter, the snowy mountains are a great place to ski, snowboard, or sled.
If you want to take full advantage of this paradise, you should consider switching to lithium batteries for your RV. These batteries offer numerous advantages over lead-acids and make it possible to boondock or travel the open road without having to constantly check your charge levels or stop to recharge.
When you’re ready to make the switch, trying to find the best lithium batteries for your rig can be overwhelming. How do you know which company you can trust to supply you with the lithium batteries that can handle Colorado’s four seasons?
Let’s find out!
Patriot Power Source Lithium RV Batteries
Patriot Power Source’s goal is to provide our customers with the most advanced lithium battery technology on the market. That’s why our lithium batteries feature the latest cutting-edge LiFePO4 technology.
Let’s take a look at why these batteries are the best choice for RVers living in Colorado.
Colorado is full of shops that could help you make the conversion to lithium batteries for your RV. However, you can save yourself some money and the hassle of taking your RV by switching out the batteries yourself. Patriot Power Source’s batteries are drop-in ready and lightweight, making the process simple and easy.
Our batteries come with a guide that’ll help you navigate through the process. Depending on what you need for your rig, they can be wired in parallel or in series. You can also give us a call, and we can help walk you through the installation.
Patriot Power Source offers lithium battery conversion kits that come with the basics you’ll need to make the switch. Each kit comes with 100Ah 12V batteries, and you can get up to four included. You’ll also get the wiring kit, a LiFePO4 charger, and a battery meter. Keep in mind that the included charger is a basic model, which is great as a backup, but you may need to purchase something that’ll charge faster.
Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries are significantly lighter than any lead-acid battery on the market. In fact, they’re about a third of the weight, so you can reduce your RV’s weight by a few hundred pounds.
Most RVs have a pretty strict weight limit, so shedding 300 to 400 pounds can make a big difference. It decreases the strain on your tires, suspension, and braking ability. Plus, heavier loads require more fuel, so you’ll save some money by lightening your load.
Our lithium batteries will provide your RV with consistent power and performance. Unlike lead-acid batteries, these batteries don’t suffer from the Peukert effect, which means they won’t lose voltage output as the charge is depleted.
It doesn’t matter if they’re charged to 100% or 1%, our batteries will operate at full capacity. Not only is this a huge advantage all on its own, but this also means you can easily predict how long your batteries will last, which nullifies the need to constantly monitor your batteries’ charge levels.
Lithium batteries are even more advantageous if you only spend part of the year living in your RV. Let’s say you only live in your RV for six months at a time and leave it parked for the other six months. When not in use, lead-acid batteries can lose 33% of their charge a month and can’t be depleted lower than 50% without risking damage, which means you’d have to charge them at least once a month during your off-season.
Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries only lose between 2-3% of their charge a month, and they can be depleted down to 0% without taking any damage. You could leave your RV for the full six months and come back to over 80% of your battery left.
Colorado can get pretty hot in the summer and experiences freezing winters. Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries are built to handle temperature extremes better than any other option available. They can power your electronics and appliances in temperatures as low as -4 degrees and as high as 140 degrees.
Many other batteries lose some of their usable capacity in colder temperatures. Our batteries experience very little loss of capacity. They still offer 95-98% of their capacity at temperatures below freezing or 32 degrees. As temperatures get down to 14 degrees, our batteries still provide 80% of the rated capacity. Plus, they warm up as they’re used, which helps to lower the resistance and increase the voltage.
Keep in mind that these extreme temperatures do affect the charging process. Our lithium batteries need to be charged in temperatures between 32 and 113 degrees.
Battery Capacity and Lifespan
All of Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries have 100Ah, which is fully usable. If you get 100Ah lead-acid batteries, only half that is actually usable due to the fact that they can’t be depleted past 50%. Our batteries effectively double your usable power.
Not to mention that the lithium batteries we offer have one of the longest lifespans of any other battery available. They can get between 7,000 to 7,500 charge/discharge cycles. Most lead-acids only get up to 1,000 charge cycles, and even other lithium batteries top out around 5,000 cycles. Whereas other batteries may last you five to ten years, our lithium batteries can last up to twenty years, depending on your rig setup and usage.
The LiFePO4 technology used in Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries is inherently safe. Plus, they have a built-in Battery Management System (BMS). The BMS continually monitors the battery to make sure that it’s performing optimally.
It also has safety circuits in place that prevent the battery from overheating, overcharging, or over-discharging. With the BMS protecting your batteries, you won’t have to worry about anything going wrong.
Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries don’t require any kind of maintenance. They don’t contain acid like other battery options do, so you don’t have to check acid levels, add water, or clean corrosion. You also don’t have to worry about accidental spills.
Having maintenance-free batteries can save you both time and money, which is a great perk.
Here at Patriot Power Source, we stand behind our product. That’s why all our lithium batteries are covered by an eight-year warranty. These batteries are built to last, and it’s rare you’ll have any issues, but you can contact us if you do. Check out the full terms and conditions on our website, and if you have any problems, we’ll take care of you.
Patriot Power Source is a family-owned and operated business located in the United States. We pride ourselves on offering the best lithium batteries for RVs, boats, and golf carts. Contact us when you’re ready to make the switch, and we’ll answer all your questions.